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2010 WSOP Schedule Released - 50K HORSE No More

8 February 2010, By: Pokerjunkie.com
Six $1000 events and a new $50K Championship Event. Those are the biggest news when Harrah's released the 2010 WSOP schedule.

Six $1000 events and a new $50K Championship Event. Those are the biggest news when Harrah's released the 2010 WSOP schedule.

The 41st version of the World Series of Poker doesn't bring about any enormous changes. Instead, Harrah's is polishing a proven concept to match the wishes of the player community.

Several $1000 events on weekends

Last year's $1000 warm-up tournament had a fantastic player response and the 2010 WSOP schedule sees six such low prized holdem events. Most of them are two-day events taking place on weekends - a brilliant move to attract hordes of casual players.

"We are planning for the largest WSOP ever and look forward to welcoming all players to the Rio in Las Vegas this summer", said WSOP tournament director Jack Effel.

$50K Players' Championship

The 2010 WSOP goes off with a Big Bang, the first event being a $50,000 Players' Championship. This high stakes event replaces the popular $50K HORSE from the last years.

Instead of HORSE, the $50K Championship will be played as 8-game, that is , the same games as in HORSE plus No-Limit Hold'em, Pot-Limit Hold'em, and 2-7 Triple Draw.

Talk about putting the all-round capacities of the players to the test and finding a worthy winner. Obviously in a much smaller starting field than the Main Event (see below), but with an insane skill level on average - mostly big time pros obviously.

$25,000 Six Max Holdem event

Another very interesting addition is a $25,000 No-Limit Hold'em Six-Max event, which should also appeal to the world's best professional and semi-professional holdem grinders.

Of course, the 2010 WSOP ends with the same big bang as every year before, the $10,000 WSOP Main Event with a group of November Niners playing the final table in November.

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See the complete 2010 WSOP schedule here.

 

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